James Preston Wilson
James Preston Wilson, 82, peacefully went to be with his Lord Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at his home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Zonnie Preston and Cora Roper Wilson; son, Timothy Ray Wilson; and siblings, Myrtle "Geneva" Coleman (Ralph), Dorothy "Marie" Brown (Lewis), Virginia Mae Carswell (Larry), and Gary Lesley Wilson (Ann).
James leaves behind to cherish his memory is his wife, Irene Price Wilson of the home; son, James "Allen" Wilson (Mary); daughter, Christine Wilson Saunders (Colon); grandchildren, Daniel Odell Wilson (Laura Ashley Brooks), Steven James Wilson, Amber Reneé Wilson, Christopher James Saunders (Lauren Auton), Charles "Alexander" Saunders (Miranda), and Cassandra Elizabeth Saunders; great-grandchildren, Hannah Wilson, Ayden Poteat, and Larissa Wilson; and siblings, Zonnie "Wesley" Wilson (Linda) and Beatrice Lucille Bollinger (David).
He was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church of Casar. During his time with the U.S. Army, Sgt. Wilson served as an M-48 Tank Squad Leader and acting Platoon Sergeant in the 7-14th Medium Tank Batallion stationed in Alaska. He enjoyed his country westerns, working with his hands, and playing with his dogs. He will be in our hearts forever and will be truly missed.
A celebration of life with Military Honors will be held Thursday, May 6, at St. Paul Baptist Church, 337 Hull Rd., Casar, NC 28020, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Keith Fulbright officiating.
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Published by The News Herald on May 2, 2021.